Drummer and lyricist with the rock band Rush. He was inducted into the Modern Drummer magazine Hall of Fame in 1983.
He released the book The Masked Rider: Cycling in West Africa.
He was influenced by Keith Moon.
He learned to play the drums when he was fourteen years old. He moved to London in order to pursue music, but returned to Canada.
He was married to Jacqueline Taylor from 1975 to 1998, then he married Carrie Nuttall in 2000. He has two daughters named Selena and Olivia.